Fake LinkedIn network request is a phishing scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 09 July 2018 13:25:50 AEST

If you get a LinkedIn networking invitation from “Professor Barry James Marshall” in your inbox don’t click.

MailGuard has discovered that the fake LinkedIn notification email shown in the screenshot above, is actually a phishing scam designed to harvest your LinkedIn login credentials.

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Realistic fake Telstra email used in phishing attack

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 06 July 2018 11:27:34 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new phishing email attack brandjacking
Telstra.

Phishing is one of the most common and harmful cybercrime types. The sophistication of these email scams varies a lot, from simple plain-text emails to very realistic forgeries that are hard to distinguish from genuine email notifications.

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Email scam brandjacks One Drive

Posted by MailGuard on 15 June 2018 12:23:49 AEST
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How hard/easy is it to defraud your company?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 07 June 2018 14:23:59 AEST


You have your solicitor look over contracts before they’re signed.
Your accountant examines your books to find any irregularities.
There are checks and balances in place to monitor purchases, invoicing, payroll and transactions of every kind.
You’re confident that your company’s financial integrity is well protected, but what about the online realm?

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Millionaire Nigerian phishing scammers jailed in UK

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 31 May 2018 16:46:46 AEST


Two Nigerian scammers operating out of London UK are now serving jail time over a £1 million+
phishing operation. 

According to UK investigators the jailed men, Emmanuel Mmaduike and Olawale Kashimawo (pictured above), headed a well-organised cybercrime syndicate specialising in email fraud. 

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Scam: fake St George phishing site steals bank passwords

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 31 May 2018 15:19:54 AEST

 

Scam alert: MailGuard has detected a new email scam using St George Bank trademarks to try and deceive victims into submitting their bank login details to a phishing site.
This cunningly designed scam closely resembles a genuine St George communication.

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Fake ATO email alert

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 25 May 2018 10:15:10 AEST


The email shown in the screenshot above, showing the subject “ATO Warning Document Received,” is a new phishing scam detected by MailGuard.

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E-Toll fake receipt notification contains malware file

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 23 May 2018 15:13:25 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new scam based on a fake
E-Toll receipt email.

This scam uses a simple email message that tells the recipient “your payment made to E-Toll… has been successful. Please find attached receipt by this link.”

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FBI stats: email fraud still #1 cybercrime

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 23 May 2018 12:29:31 AEST


The latest
report released by the FBI’s internet crime division - IC3 - reveals that email-based social engineering attacks were the most commonly reported cybercrime category in 2017.

IC3 received 300,000 complaints in 2017, representing estimated losses of more than US$1.4 billion.

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Email scam uses fake invoices to send malware

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 May 2018 10:19:52 AEST


Watch out for this email invoice scam.

MailGuard has detected fake invoice notifications like the one in the screenshot above, being sent from a wide variety of compromised email accounts.

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Cryptojacking scams: malware sent in email can hijack your devices

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 18 May 2018 11:02:30 AEST


Malware is one of the most common cybercrime attack methods because it’s so profitable for cybercriminals and it can be delivered via email or compromised websites.

Ransomware and spyware have long been the most common malware types but recently, with the surges in cryptocurrency value, a new malware pandemic is appearing: cryptojacking.

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Xero branding exploited in new phishing scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 15 May 2018 09:53:02 AEST


The online accounting platform, Xero, has been brandjacked in a new phishing attack.

MailGuard has intercepted an email scam using fake Xero branding to deceive victims into submitting their Microsoft login data to a phishing site.

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New scams target Telstra customers with phishing & malware

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 14 May 2018 10:48:47 AEST


Threat alert: two new email scams targeting
Telstra customers are hitting inboxes. These well-designed email attacks both use fake Telstra bill notifications to trick victims into clicking on malicious links.

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DHL branding exploited by new scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 May 2018 09:20:59 AEST

 


MailGuard has detected a new email-based cyber-attack exploiting DHL branding.

This scam is designed to look like a ‘shipping notification’ from DHL shipping. The text of the message advises the recipient that they ‘have DHL shipment’ and asks them to ‘download attached to confirm your shipping details.’

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New email scam: malware infected .doc attachment

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 07 May 2018 15:18:37 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new email scam using a .doc file infected with macro malware.

This scam email is designed to look like an E-Toll notification. The message - as shown in the screenshot above - advises the victim to view their E-toll account statement but the attached .doc file is infected with a malicious macro which would download malware to the victim’s computer.

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